When to visit honolulu?

Dec 5th, 2007, 04:20 PM
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When to visit honolulu?

My boyfriend and I are making a trip to Oahu for 4-5 days to visit some friends. We would like to go before July. Any suggestions on what months we can get the best flight deals, and what weather to expect?

We want to surf and snorkel while there.
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Dec 5th, 2007, 06:05 PM
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Seems like rates are best in May - after spring break and before school is out for summer.
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Dec 6th, 2007, 07:46 AM
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I got an outstanding fare on Hawaiian Air this past January. The weather was beautiful.
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Dec 8th, 2007, 01:20 PM
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I followed this strategy and got this outstanding deal: $350 RT - Atlanta to Honolulu

It is simply - go to Travelocity (or Expedia) and tell it to start tracking airfares.

After watching the rates go up and down for a while (ideally, several months), you'll know when a great deal appears.

When it happens, purchase it immediately since I've seen rates go down one day about double the next day.

Good luck
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Dec 8th, 2007, 01:31 PM
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(I love people who reply to their reply ;-)

www.farecompare.com will show you historical pricing for the airlines tickets you want so you know a good deal when it appears.

Mike Honeycutt
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Dec 8th, 2007, 09:18 PM
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I would go between mid-April and mid-June ... wonderful *everything* at that time, not as crowded with kids as later in Summer, hotels & flights more reasonable, fruit and flowers delightful, weather perfect ... warm but not HOT yet! I love that time in year in the Islands ...
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Dec 8th, 2007, 11:09 PM
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Agreed April thru' early June.

This year we couldn't leave before mid June.
The "specials" were all for travel ending before the end of the first week in June. Ouch

I'd try for travel sometime late April thru' May if airfare is the most important factor.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Great, love all the advice

Thanks everyone!
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Dec 11th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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May is absolutely the best time. It is the only time we go now - the kids are in school and Spring Break, Easter etc are all over with.
What city are you flying from?
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Dec 12th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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For me, there's not a bad time of the year to come over here... although there are more expensive and less expensive times.

All in all, I would go with March through the first of June. Its less crowded, less busy. You'll typically find better rates, if you are possibly staying in a vacation rental... the owners usually get a lot more flexible during this time. They have a more difficult time during this period of keeping their home occupied.

A promotional company on Oahu just announced the other day that they were going to be giving away a free trip for two to Hawaii in 2008. They haven't given much in the form of details yet, but they are letting people register for it already.

This is the link http://www.howtodohawaii.com

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Dec 12th, 2007, 05:43 PM
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I've gone in June and thought it was the best time to go. The weather is great and it's still low season.
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Flights seem to be a lot cheaper on Tuesdays by 100$. May is the only time I've went. It was the last week in May, i was awoken at 11:00 p.m or 12:00 AM people were waving their hands out of trolleys, screaming and ringing the trolley bells on Waikiki. At first I thought it was a fire, or God forbid, another pearl Harbor; but after thinking in between the ruckus, it was only graduation.
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Dec 17th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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I'm flying out of the San Francisco Bay area, so either Oakland or SFO most likely..thanks for all the suggestions it looks like we will be shooting for early May
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